We are kicking off Super Bowl weekend with our first Drop Off Day this Saturday, 2/6, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. We need volunteers to staff the warehouse and help collect donated items as they arrive. We also have two clients that are coming to the warehouse during the Drop Off Day to pick-up furniture and other household goods for their empty apartments. While we wait for donors and clients to come to us, Sam Paul is taking the truck out to pick up a living room set and several kitchen tables (always in demand) from three stops in West Hartford and Simsbury and needs a couple of strong bodies to help load the furniture and bring it back to the warehouse. Lots of activity that requires lots of assistance. Please let us know if you can help us on Saturday.
On Sunday, 2/7, starting at 12:00 noon, we have scheduled a delivery to a single mom and her four kids in Hartford. We need a driver and 3-4 volunteers that can load and unload furniture to make this delivery happen. We will be done in plenty of time for the game.
This past Saturday we welcomed a volunteer team from the West Hartford Rotary Club who followed Mike Fishman and the AHU truck to collect household furniture from four area donors. They filled the truck with an almost brand new queen size mattress, a monster TV with stand, coffee tables, end tables, dressers, sofas, china cabinets, rocking chairs and other household items. Thanks to Chad and his team for helping us keep the warehouse full of needed items for our client.
The following day, Sue Kayeum led a team comprised of Alan Heins, Sean Langan, and Dan and Sean Keating to a donor at Brooklawn Farmington who was cleaning out her apartment. We collected a complete bedroom set, living room set, lamps, dishware, pots & pans and other household items. On the way back, the team made another stop to collect a very nice couch. Thanks again to our hardworking volunteers Sue, Alan, the Seans and Dan for taking a couple of hours of their time to help us out.
We started the first day of February with a delivery thanks to our partnership with the American School for the Deaf. Todd Polley led a team of students from ASD to provide furniture and household goods to a vet who had been homeless for three years before he was able to find the assistance needed to land a one-bedroom apartment. Todd tells it best: “Easy, fast and efficient as always with the ASD crew. It was a treat to have a first floor apartment to move into for once. Clients are usually very happy and grateful but this one was even better than the rest. He asked the interpreter to help him communicate his feelings of gratitude and gave a couple life lessons to the students. He then shook each of their hands and one young lady even gave him a hug which made everyone feel good.”
This is why we do what we do. Come experience it for yourself this weekend.